Skincare - Body -CLINIQUE -Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream

on 9/24/2018 3:17:00 AM

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This cream isn't very moisturizing. I use it on the backs of my hands on top of a lotion moisturizer. I also put in on my elbows. It has a long ingredient list, the first of which is water.


Cleansers -CLINIQUE -Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

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Works really great.. very gentle on my sensitive eyes ..takes all makeup off but Still have to follow with my purity cleanser to get fully clean face

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Skincare - Body -CLINIQUE -Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream

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The only two things I liked about this was the 1.4 fl oz tube it came in - perfect for travel and the fact that it instantly and completely absorbed into my hands like magic, without any oily residue whatsoever. BUT completely pointless considering it does not moisturize my hands much at all and doesn't do a thing for my cuticles either. Often my hands would be just as dry again in the morning and that's keeping in mind that I only use SLS-free hand washes in my house. Even using an absurd amount of product has not yielded anything. It still vanishes into my hands, feels like it's doing something at the time and yet still does not hydrate adequately over a 12 hour period, compared to other hand creams I've used. Definitely not a re-purchase for me.

Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment


Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Moisture Surge Face Spray

on 9/23/2018 4:31:00 PM

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I don't like it:
- while it does moisturize my face it creates a film that tightens and feels somehow drying, especially on my forehead;
- it's fragrance-free but I can feel a chemical smell that makes me cough when I spray it.


Cleansers -CLINIQUE -Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser

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I've used the foaming cleanser for years. Wouldn't be without it. However, I'm mystified and disappointed with Clinique's redesign of the lid. There is still a significant amount of product left--weeks worth in fact--when it no longer squeezes easily through the flip-top opening. We used to be able to unscrew and remove the lid at that point and cleanly squeeze out the remaining product (or most of it) through the larger opening. However, the redesign eliminated the screw top. Now, in order to avoid wasting substantial product, we have to cut open the tube and scoop out the product. What a messy ordeal that is! But the alternative--wasting weeks worth of product--is totally unacceptable. Clinique: Bring back the screw top!!


Cleansers -CLINIQUE -Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

on 9/23/2018 3:50:00 PM

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This product gets all of my makeup off, and my skin doesn't feel greasy afterwards. I warm it up in my fingers, and gently rub my lashes, my brows, and my cheeks, and wash off with another cleanser. It gets the mascara off my lashes. and I like that it doesn't irritate my eyes.

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Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Moisture Surge Intense

on 9/23/2018 6:41:00 AM

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I didn't realise how important the smell of the product is until I tried this one accidentally. I was in an airport and wanted some Clinique Moisture Surge but was in a hurry and bought this one accidentally.

First off I REALLY HATE the habit of the beauty industry's Russian Doll technique. You open a box and surprise! - the box contains a boxed in product that's about a third of the size of the outside box. You think I'd be used to it now but it still p***es me off. I do however like Clinique products and have used them for years.

I have normal to dry skin and like to use it on flights or at night as I really like the gel consistency. It's non greasy but it feels extra moisturising (I don't know if it IS but it disappears into my skin quickly and leaves it feeling very soft and comfortable).

But the SMELL . . .oh the smell. Like sniffing some PETROCHEMICAL FACTORY. Sort of sour and 'off'. Smell is our first and original sense. Babies can recognise their mothers within half an hour of birth by their smell. It's THAT important (sorry about the caps - but I'm making a POINT).

So good product, feels nice, overly packaged, slightly annoyed at the advertised size and the actual size but because of the AWFUL SMELL I will not be repurchasing.

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Cleansers -CLINIQUE -Take the Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes

on 9/22/2018 10:44:00 PM

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I like these more than I expected. They don’t completely remove mascara but I use them before washing my face and that combination is the best I’ve tried so far for mascara removal. I haven’t used them without washing my face yet and my face feels a little greasy after using a wipe before washing. If they really removed the mascara like the woman at the store told me they would I would give them 5 stars instead of 4.

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Mascara -CLINIQUE -High Impact Mascara

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This mascara does nothing for my lashes. No curl, no length- I can’t believe it’s called “high impact”. So not worth the price- good thing I didn’t buy it with my own money (it was a gift).
Maybelline Lash Sensational still remains my HG.


Sunscreen -CLINIQUE -Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for Face

on 9/22/2018 11:47:00 AM

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I've finished 2 bottles of this, both purchased within the last year. I thought this product worked pretty well and it applied nicely. I have golden olive skin (NC30) and almost always have a problem with white cast from mineral sunscreens. This one did lighten my skin tone a bit, but it didn't leave an obvious cast, and it was easy to blend in. I was able to wear it without foundation over it, and my face still looked natural.

The two-star rating is for its pore-clogging effects. Although I didn't experience any inflammatory acne breakouts, I did end every day with clogged-up pores on my nose. That is a deal-breaker for me. I know that this product was the culprit because I've since replaced it with another product (from Josie Maran) that yielded different results.

Another downside is that this product leaves my skin very shiny. That would not be a deal-breaker, but it does require me to use powder and to check and retouch throughout the day, more so than I normally would.

I won't repurchase.

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Eyeliner -CLINIQUE -Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen

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I love this liquid eyeliner pen so much!! It's definitely worth the money and I repurchased it already more then just ones!
The tip of the pen is so thin and then it goes a little bit bigger, which is great because this is how you can take control over creating a liner or a winged eyeliner. The tip itself is very flexible and because of the liquid ink the bristle stick together.

Make sure that you are always putting the lid on once you're done with it to avoid having a dried out pen.

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Toners -CLINIQUE -Clarifying Lotion #2

on 9/21/2018 2:06:00 PM

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Really bad, was completely filled with alcohol. I only had the trial size, but it lasted me for a few months, maybe 3-4. At first it was good for my sweaty skin in the summer, but as summer passed, it started to completely dry out my skin. I liked the fact that I could unscrew the lid and just pop it onto a cotton pad. But essentially it is just overpriced alcohol. Will NOT buy.


Bronzers -CLINIQUE -non-streak bronzer

on 9/21/2018 2:19:00 AM

Best, most realistic looking bronzer in production today. AWESOME STUFF!


Lipstick -CLINIQUE -Dramatically Different Lipstick Shaping Lip Colour

on 9/20/2018 6:18:00 PM

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I have been looking around and trying new lipstick formulations. I'm looking for lightweight coverage with moisture and long wear. A leftover stain would be a plus. So I have tried many new lipsticks in my search including this formulation and I love it. It is definitely lightweight and colors are beautiful. If you had Clinique favorites before they have probably been reformulated to this. The lipstick has a moisturizing core which enables the lipstick to go on smoothly but with a satin lightweight coverage. No liner necessary. I get several hours from this lipstick before needing to reapply while drinking water through a straw. It does transfer some but not as bad as some other lipsticks like Hourglass or Bobbi Brown classic. And compared to other brands the price is a deal at $19.

Canoodle: nudey peach
Shy: pink berry
Tenderheart: Nude pink

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Blush -CLINIQUE -chubby stick in Roly Poly Posy

on 9/20/2018 3:48:00 PM

I just got this in a Clinique gift with purchase event. I'd previously enjoyed the Chubby Stick blush in Amp'd Up Apple, which I reviewed, and LOVE!

This is awful! It's everything that Stila's convertible cream blushes taught me to hate in cream blushes.

It goes on far too bright and hot pink in stubborn pink blotches that refuse to blend out till my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation is nearly rubbed off, and that is saying something.

Amp'd up Apple didn't do that to me. It glided on, smooth and pretty, blended out perfectly with ease, and lasted all day. It is what cream blush should be and when I run out of it, I will surely buy another.

This one on the other hand hit the trash bin this morning. Like the Stila convertible blushes, it is just too much trouble to make it work, and NO I most certainly won't buy another in this shade.

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